Tag Archives: Interntional Education Week

Dolores Rinke gave presentation on Fulbright programs at Purdue University Calumet

Dr. Dolores Rinke talking to students and faculty at Purdue University Calumet

AS PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL Education Week activities, on November 16th, 2011, Dr. Dolores Rinke addressed students and faculty members at Purdue University Calumet, to inform them of the various opportunities offered by the Fulbright Programs.  One of this university strategic goals  is to increase cultural diversity on the campus. Dr. Rinke also talked about her personal experience as a Fulbright Scholar in Hungary in 1994 teaching accounting consistent with the new economic goals of the country that had made the transition from a command economy to a capitalistic one.

A few years later, she returned to Hungary as a Senior Specialist to help the country prepare for entrance into the European Union.  This semester, she has another Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to work with Hacettepe University in Turkey, teaching them International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and corporate governance.

As most Fulbright alumni will agree, the Fulbright experience has been a life altering experience.  In addition to working with the Chicago Chapter, she has also served as Board member and Treasurer for the National Board for six years.

Professor Rinke teaches International and Financial Accounting at Purdue University Calumet where she has been teaching since 1987.  This summer, she plans to take students on an International Accounting Experience to London and Paris where they will learn about IFRS and how they are established and practiced.  More than 100 countries, including all the countries of the European Union, have adopted IFRS.  The U.S. is currently working on a convergence project to converge U.S. accounting principles with IFRS.

International Education at Loyola University, Presentation and Reception with the FBI

JOIN US FOR International Education Week in partnership with Loyola University Chicago. To celebrate the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange, Robert D. Grant, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Division of the FBI will present: “FBI Transformation in the 21st Century.”

Mr. Grant started his FBI career in 1983 and has covered different areas —violent crime, international terrorism , undercover operations, financial fraud, corruption charges, racketeering and the Chicago mob. In 2008 he was the recipient of the Presidential Rank Service Award, and the Chicago Field Office that he is in charge of has been recognized by numerous civic and community organizations for outstanding investigative accomplishments.

The presentation will be followed by a reception, appetizers and drinks

WHEN Saturday, November 19, 2011

TIME 11:30 am.-1:30 pm.

WHERE Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus, Mundelein Center (see map below,) Room 1410,  1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660

PARKING Loyola Parking Structure ($7.00) or Fordham Garage ($5.00.) Free around campus on weekends.

TRANSPORTATION Red Line to Howard, exit on Loyola.

COST Free for all visiting Fulbright students/scholars; Fulbright Alumni members $30; Non-chapter members $35

RSVP Email Alonso Villarán at avilla4@luc.edu, by Wednesday November 16, 2011

Fulbright and CPS students bring new meaning to the spirit and cuisine of Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving dinner guests await the international dinner prepared by Fulbright visiting students and Chicago Public School students at Hostelling International.

On Monday, November 15th, guests gathered at the Hostelling International in downtown Chicago to celebrate International Education Week.  The Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association hosted an interactive program that included cooking, eating, and cultural presentations.  The evening began when visiting Fulbrighters welcomed fourteen Chicago Public Schools students from Orr Academy High School into the hostel’s kitchen.  Teams of Fulbrighters and CPS students worked side-by-side to prepare dishes from the Fulbrighters’ native countries.  The hard work paid off when participants joined guests in sharing their International Thanksgiving feast which included Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls, Nepalese Momo, Bulgarian Grape Leave Sarmi, Korean Chapchae Noodles, Camaroonian Kondré Stew, Hungarian Chicken Paprikásh, Ukrainian Poppy-Seed Pancakes, and traditional pumpkin pie.

Lisa Vázquez and Cristina Sisson, board members of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association, were the active organizers of the event that brought together the Fulbright community and high school students with the purpose of acknowledging the importance of international education and cultural awareness, as well as introducing visiting Fulbrighters to the spirit of Thanksgiving.  Recent CPS high school graduate Cortez Alexander offered an after dinner presentation, during which he highlighted his own intercultural experiences and the value of learning about other cultures and languages in an effort to deconstruct stereotypes and promote mutual understanding.

Following the dinner and presentation, visiting Fulbright students invited guests to enjoy brief presentations about their native countries.  Guests gained first-hand knowledge about the culture and landscape of Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Germany, Nepal, and Ukraine.

The special night was filled with authentic cross-cultural exchanges between Chicago students and international Fulbright students.. What better way to celebrate International Education Week and Thanksgiving!

Fulbright student Sophie from Cameroon setting up her native Kondré Stew that included chicken and plantains.

Delicious Vietnamese Spring Rolls were prepared by Fulbright student Van Quach.

Fulbright student Daria Kaleniuk prepared Ukrainian pancakes filled with cheese and poppy seeds.

After the meal, Fulbright Chinese student Liu Qijun shows a "future" Fulbrighter facts about the second largest economy in the world.

Fulbright student Anunaya Banstola from Nepal (left,) poses for the camera with a group of Chicago Public Schools students during her interactive presentation. Students learned about the difficulties of climbing Mount Everest.

Celebrating International Education Week, Thanksgiving style

Come join us to share an evening of international food to celebrate International Education Week. The evening will include a meal and an interactive cultural program featuring a variety of countries, including Hungary, China, Cambodia, Germany, Korea, Ukraine, Cameroon, Vietnam, among others.

Where Hostelling International
24 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL

When Monday, November 15, 2010

Time 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Cost $5 Fulbright Association members; $10 for non-members; free for visiting Fulbrighers

RSVP email Lisa Vázquez at fulbrightchicago@gmail.com by November 12, 2010. Note that there is a limited number of tickets available for this event due to location capacity.